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Bournemouth University Dementia Institute
Lunch Time Seminar
Speaker: Dr Jerome F Singleton
Title: Shifting Perspectives: Inclusion of citizens with various abilities across the life course in leisure
Date: Tuesday 30th September
Time: 13.00 to 14.00
Venue: PG146, Thomas Hardy Suit, Talbot Campus
Jerome F. Singleton, PhD, CTRS is a professor in the Recreation and Leisure studies department in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University. He is also cross appointed to the School of Nursing, Sociology and Anthropology, and Faculty of Management at Dalhousie. Dr. Singleton’s research is focused in the area of Leisure and Aging. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Recreation honours degree then completed his Masters of Science degree in Recreation at Pennsylvania State University and his PhD in Leisure Studies at the University of Maryland. He also completed the academic requirements for a Doctorate Certificate in Gerontology at the University of Maryland. Currently Dr. Singleton teaches courses in the area of Therapeutic Recreation and Aging, Therapeutic Recreation Techniques, Therapeutic Recreation Administration and Leisure and Aging graduate class at Dalhousie University. He was made a Fellow of the World Demographic Association in 2006 and was named Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association Professional of the Year in 2007. He was recognized by the Recreation and Leisure Studies program at the University of Waterloo as a Distinguished Alumni in 2008 and is also founding member of the Leisure and Aging Research Group, which was established in 2008. Dr. Singleton received the Dr. Gonzaga da Gama memorial award from the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association in 2011 and was made a fellow of the Academy of Leisure Science by the Society of Parks and Recreation educators in 2011. Dr. Singleton is currently a Research Associate with the Dalhousie European Center of Excellence. Dr. Singleton has advised 27 master students who have investigated questions related to Leisure and Aging areas and has published approximately 100 journal articles during his career and made presentations locally, nationally and internationally, related to the area of Leisure and Aging. Dr. Heather Gibson and Dr. Singleton (2012) published the text Leisure and Aging Theory to Practice. He is currently a Commissioner for the World and Leisure Recreation Association for the Commission on Access and Inclusion. He is currently the Program Chair for the Canadian Congress on Leisure Research conference that will be held in Halifax, May 20 to 23 2014. He has served on the editorial boards for the Therapeutic Recreation Journal, American Therapeutic Recreation Annual, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, Annals in Leisure Research and the Journal of Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and has reviewed articles for Loisir, Leisure Science and Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.